WHO AM I: RAPPER FINDS HIS ROOTS

Rapper Nas received more than he bargained for when he signed up to participate in the Henry Louis Gates TV series Finding Your Roots. Nas expected to find out things about his grandparents and that it, but when a 1859 bill of sale resurfaced Nas didn’t know how to react. Nas was presented with a bill of sale for his third great-grandmother Pocahontas to a Southern slaveholder.

 

In an interview with the NY Daily News Nas said that when he saw the bill of sale, he had to stop and deal with that for a moment. This is a sale of a human being. This was business here in this country.

The PBS series Finding Your Roots returns on September 23.

WHEN IT GETS TO BE TOO MUCH: PHAEDRA NEEDS A BREAK

 

After her husbands criminal behavior has caused lots of unwanted attention, Phaedra might take a leave of absence for Real Housewives of Atlanta this season. Phaedra is a wife, a mother of two handsome boys, and attorney, a funeral director and a reality star. That’s a whole lot. Now her husband is going to be going to jail for a longtime. I can understand if she needs a break from it all. #fixitjesus #comebacknowyahhear

If our southern bell does happen to leave the show for a while, who will replace her? I think they should bring Sheree back, give her a chance. It really annoys me that Kim gets a spin-off and Sheree gets nothing. Put Sheree back on TV Andy Cohen.

SHE IS SO FANCY: IGGY AZALEA GETS A GIG WITH MTV

 Rapper Iggy Azalea has been getting a lot of flak from lots of spectators and her hip hop peers for not writing her own rhymes. Say what you will about the blonde bombshell, but while all of you are talking Iggy will be adding a new title to her resume. Iggy has been chosen to hot MTV’s House of Style.

Yes House of Style is coming back. I remember watching it when I was a kid and Cindy Crawford was the host. Reviving this show has not been easy, this is MTV’s second attempt at bringing it back. During this season on House of Style, Iggy will visit the best vintage stores in LA and some music video sets as well.

House of Style will premiere on August 4th on MTV.com

Can the fancy rapper pull this off?

SOMETHING JUST ISN’T RIGHT: BENZINO THINKS EXECS SET THE REUNION FIGHT UP

If you haven’t heard by now the Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion has been taped and currently being edited to air on VH1.

Everyone is pointing the finger at Mona Scott the executive producer of Love and Hip Hop for the brawls that occurred during the taping of the reunion, especially Benzino. Joseline Hernandez was apart of every fight. As you know she is know for her outrageous and uncontrollable behavior. Allegedly Joseline fought Mimi Faust (Stevie J‘s baby mama), Tami Rivera (Waka Flocka‘s wife), Althea Heart (Benzino’s girlfriend) and the security guards.

Benzino went on Instagram to air his frustrations with Mona Scott. He has since taken down all of his post. Thanks to the ability to screen shot many people have their own copies of Benzino’s rants.

Photo:IBT

All of this tom foolery is getting old. I don’t know what the premise of Love and Hip Hop is anymore. It’s certainly not about hip hop, and love is an understatement.

AND THE ROLE GOES TO…….. AMERICA’S BAD GIRL TANISHA WILL JOIN ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

UPDATE: NETFLIX HAS CONFIRMED THAT TANISHA THOMAS WILL NOT BE APART OF ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. IT WAS A LIE. #REALLYGIRL

Brooklyn stuand up! Reality star Tanisha Thomas just finished marriage boot camp and now she is headed to jail. Just kidding, but she will be joining the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black. Tanisha made the announcement over the weekend on instagram.

I guess nobody will be getting any sleep at the Litchfield Correctional Facility.

SHE’S BACK: FLAVA FLAV’S OLD FLAME GET S A REALITY SHOW

Reality star Niiki “Hoopz” Alexander has inked a new deal with Oxygen. Hoopz along with her sisters are getting a reality show. Yes folk that right, if your sister gains reality star fame you just might be able to get a piece of the action as well.  The show is properly titled It Takes A Sister. Which will follow the family during their transformation from city girls to country belles.

Living on a dude ranch in in Knoxville, Tennessee will come with it’s fair share of sacrifice for the ladies. Not only are the sister’s living with Hoopz, but all of their kids will be living in the ranch as well. Hoopz comes off as a family orientated person, but will this be too much for the reality vixen to bare?

We will just have to wait and see.

ALL IN THE FAMILY: THE JACKSON FAMILY GETS A REALITY SHOW

Have you ever heard of the network REELZ? Me neither, but I will be looking more into this network, the producers over there are genius. Producing a reality show for the Jackson family offspring is going to put them on the map.

Honey these folks have some serious drama. The show will follow the siblings/cousins throughout their journey outside of the Jackson bubble. Escaping the Jackson compound is nothing. But the hooking up in this family is a little crazy. Please check my chart below.

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And that’s the way they all became the Jackson bunch…………………………

The Jackson reality show will premiere on November 18th. Sorry folks we are only getting six episodes. We all know that we are going to need way more than that.

Call them crazy if you want, but I will call them BRAVE. For the family to agree to do this show takes gumption. I will be watching.

 

 

LOVE AND BABIES: REALITY STARS PREGNANCY PHOTO

Love and Hip Hop NY reality stars Amina Buddafly and her beau Peter Gunz post a photo of their maternity photo shoot. I hope things work out for these two, although Peter’s track record isn’t so great.

THEY’RE BACK: REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY RETURNS WITH MORE DRAMA

You know you live in a cold world when people love to see you in trouble. Many people can’t wait for the Real Housewives of New Jersey to air so they can see Teresa and Joe’s reactions to their legal troubles. In some sick way I think Teresa is enjoying the spotlight during this tough time as well.

This new season has a few new faces and someone is returning to the show. Here are the newbies Amber Marchese, and identical twins Nicole Napolitano and Teresa Apres.

Amber is Melissa’s best friend. Amber’s story line will highlight her journey through her battle with cancer. The twins are two times the drama. One twin is married and the other one has been divorced twice. We are going to see some sibling rivalry between the two women.

Returning to the Real Housewife franchise is Dina Manzo. She come with her own baggage as well, but while dealing with her issues, Dina is trying to be their for her friend Teresa Giudice.

Nonetheless this season is full of DRAMA America! Enjoy!

RHONJ premiere on July 13, 2014 @ 10pm on BRAVO

DRAMA ON THE SET: R&B DIVA CATCHES BOYFRIEND CHEATING WITH PRODUCTION CREW MEMBER

I am now a believer of the Wendy Williams Spidey Sense. Wendy can smell drama and shade. On the R&B Divas reunion, Wendy hinted at the their being trouble in paradise for the R&B Diva Angie Stone and her beau/manager Ashanti.

Apparently Ashanti has been cheating and it just might be with multiple women. But a particular staff member for the TV One Franchise is being called the side chick. According to MadameNoire the staff was aware of Ashanti’s infidelities, but they are not  sure if it was with a staff member.

The TV biz is very small behind the scenes, right now the production team is protecting this particular staff member, but loyalty is not a worried that is often used on any TV set. It is a matter of time before someone gives this lady up, to the tabloids.

Not everybody can be Todd Tucker and marry a star of the show. I hope Angie finds peace and a better manager, because she is not where she should be in her career. I also hope that this staff member is being falsely accused, because this is a tough business. When one women is labeled as home-wrecker, it makes it hard for the women that are busting their behinds to stay in this business.

I guess Angie really did quit the show then. What do you think?